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Published On: Wed, Jul 9th, 2014

Minnesota’s Bar Louie posts new dress code, called racist

Bar Louie's dress code sign  photo/screenshot of video coverage

Bar Louie’s dress code sign photo/screenshot of video coverage

A restaurant and bar’s newdress code has created a stir in Minneapolis as some local residents claim it decries of racism. The local reports detail the changes as well as the references to Jim Crow.

“Might as well just say, ‘No black folks allowed,’” local Michelle Horovitz said in the KMSP-TV July 7 report. ”It’s ridiculous.”

Bar Louie is now enforcing a strict dress code that is enforced every Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to close and bars the following items:

– Flat-billed hats
– Large chains
– Sleeveless under shirts
– Long white T-shirts
– Athletic apparel
– Sports jerseys without collars
– Excessively baggy clothing

“What is ‘excessively baggy?'” Horovitz asked. “Who’s going to judge that? Are you going to have Grandma B sitting by the door saying, ‘That’s too baggy’?”

Horovitz considers the dress code to be both appalling and racist.

Others are noting that Justin Bieber, Eminem and Justin Timberlake make the same apparel cool for white folks, so how can that be racist.

Sean Tierney told Fox 9 News he believes it’s “totally racial profiling,” and Imani Vincent said the real message is clear.

“If you do not want African Americans to frequent your establishment, then maybe you should just say that and not just break it down to the dress code,” Vincent said.

Vincent told Fox 9 News he believes there’s only one way to respond to the discriminatory dress code.

“Hurt ’em in the pockets,” he recommended. “That’s where it would hurt them the most. If they don’t want us there, then we don’t have to be there — and that’s their loss.”

“Minnesota might be the nicest, healthiest, cleanest state in America, but we have huge issues as far as segregation, racism, systematic oppression — and people want to look the other way,” Horovitz said. “This is not okay, and we’re not going to patronize you if you don’t change your policy.”

 

 

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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